11th October 2018, 18:00 BST
Location: IET London, Savoy Place
Whilst many of us in the broadcast industry know current technology well, we would be wrong to overlook learning from the past and few can say we remember it all. This talk Former BT Chief Science Officer, Mike Carr, and current President of the IET promises to be a great reminder of the achievements of the past and why, for better or for worse, they have given us the technological landscape we work in today.
This Presidential address will overview the highlights and evolution of video compression engineering, starting with the relative simple schemes of the late 1970’s through to latest sophisticated techniques demonstrating how digital compression has played such a key part in enabling video as we use it today.
The talk is free to attend at Savoy Place, near Embankment, Central London. To register, you need to sign up for a free IET account. Following the talk is an optional paid dinner. Access to the talk is free and requires only registration!
Mike is the former Chief Science Officer for BT and responsible for the company’s world-leading research and commercial exploitation unit, including patent licensing and corporate venturing activities
During his first 15 years with BT’s Labs his career has focused on the research, development and practical design of real-time audio/visual and multimedia communications systems.
He has several patents to his name in the field of video compression and is the holder of two prestigious BT awards; the Martlesham Medal for R&D (1992) and the BT Gold medal (1994) for leading multimedia product developments.
In 1998 he was elected President of the Digital Audio-Visual Council (DAVIC) a non-profit association based in Switzerland and representing 160 companies in more than 25 countries, focused on developing specifications for audio-visual systems. From 1999 Mike was based in Silicon Valley, California, USA where he established BT’s US Technology office and Corporate Venturing activity.
Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He received an OBE for “services to innovation” in 2017.
This joint webinar from the IABM and V-Nova, will dive into the current state of the compression market, exploring new technologies and assessing compression costs and benefits to broadcasters, operators and OTT providers.
“More with less,” this has always been the compression mantra since the beginning. With the rise of new media and the emergence of immersive formats such as UHD and VR, compression vendors have been again asked to deliver better quality at a reduced bit-rate.
Industry trends driving demand for improved video compression
Shift from hardware to software (and virtualisation) – impact on compression vendors and benefits for operators
The benefits of next-generation video compression for AVOD and SVOD services. What are the dynamics? How much of an effect can it have on a streaming video business?
The rise of AI – how artificial intelligence can improve compression economics
Immersive formats – UHD/VR demand by end-users; economics of delivering these formats and how best to do so
HEVC, AV1 and PERSEUS Plus – the various factors dictating what codec to choose and in which scenarios they have most value
11th July 2018, 09:00 BST
Location: Jigsaw24, 8 Golden Square, Soho, London, W1F 9HY
The Tech Breakfast at Jigsaw24 continue this time with a look at video compression fundamentals. Codecs are a vital part of the industry and almost part of day to day life, so the experts from root6, Phil Crawley and Matt Ward, will help you get a grasp of the basics and understand what’s happening with today’s codecs, be that HEVC, AV1 or trusty MPEG4. All this, plus a pastry and a drink!